Narrated by Ian Abercrombie, Rosalind Ayres, Sharon Bamber, Joyce Blair, Barbara Bosson, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Zosukuma Kunene, Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Vonetta McGee, Marian Mercer, Robin Nordli, William Palmieri, John Randolph, Melissa Smigley & Malachi Throne / 1 hour 28 minutes
The dreary aspects of Soviet housing and one family’s attempt to “exchange” its tiny Moscow apartment for a larger one. Adapted from a novella by the respected Russian writer Yuri Trifanov, as translated by playwright Michael Frayn.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Ian Abercrombie as Viktor’s Father
Rosalind Ayres as Lena
Sharon Bamber as Aunt Ahenya
Joyce Blair as Viktor’s Mother
Barbara Bosson as Lora
Peter A. Jacobs as Kalugin and Felix
Martin Jarvis as Viktor
Zosukuma Kunene as Alik
Anna Sophie Loewenberg as Natashka
Vonetta McGee as Tanya
Marian Mercer as Lena’s Mother
Robin Nordli as Factory Director and Funeral Orator
William Palmieri as Snitkin and others
John Randolph as Viktor’s Grandfather
Melissa Smigley as Marina, and Girl Next Door
Malachi Throne as Lena’s Father
Translated and adapted by Michael Frayn. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, CA in April, 1992.
translated by Michael Frayn.